2007 - 2010
As a result of successfully running the ‘Skills Voucher’ Contract and expanding into Business, Frontline, Accounting, Tourism and Retail programs, a niche market opened in Hervey Bay which saw Nick’s second office location opening there. This was a pivotal moment for EIM as they secured, this time under the Kevin Rudd Government, the Federal PPP Contract which really allowed the organisation to grow and define the areas they wanted to be specialising in.
Another contract came in known as the NEIS Program, this was focused on small businesses, and at this stage Nick was deciding just where EIM needed to be in the education sector. He then and there made the decision to move away from what had been the bread and butter of EIM Training and jump into his first specialised program being Childcare. Nick wanted to see students graduate and gain work, embark upon a career and follow a passion. It was at this time he decided to close the Hervey Bay office, secure Childcare as his core business and managed to secure the User Choice Contract for this skill shortage area, with the back of his mind beginning to explore the next skill shortage field he wanted to work within.